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Nature Lovers Paradise, Rishyap Nature Cottage

An excellent view of Kanchenjungha from 'Tiffin Dara' in Rishop attracts tourists to this place.

The deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids with soothing path following the chirps of birus & the view of big sky on the lad of snowcapped Khang-Chen-D-Zongha is a special gift of Rishyap. By standing in Rishap you can see the some part Nathu La and Jalep La.

Southeast of Rishyap/Risop is the Lava monastery. The entire village is not covered by motorable road. To see the whole village, you have to walk down the mountains with majestic Kanchenjungha standing in front.


One can enjoy trekking in Rishyap.

How to Reach?

How to reach Rishyap

- NJP to Rishyap 116 km and appx. time 3Hrs. 30 Mins. (Car Fare Rs.3,400)
- Bagdogra to Rishyap 136 km and appx. time 4 Hrs. 30 Mins. (Car Fare Rs.3,600)
- New Mal Junction to Rishyap 72 km and appx. time 2 Hrs. 30 Mins. (Car Fare Rs.2,700)

Best time to visit

April to July the temperature varies between minimum of 10°C to a maximum of 20°C. This is a great time to visit Rishyap as the temperature is mild, rhododendrons & orchids are in full bloom, sky remains generally clear to get clear views of the mountain peaks. December to February, is very cold and the temperature varies between 0°C to 6°C.

Rishyap is a tranquil, small rural settlement of the Lepcha community in the mountainous landscape at an altitude of 8,500ft. Explore the breathtaking view of the Eastern Himalayan Hills and also of the famous Nathu la Pass. Rishyap, a hill station of immense beauty is a must visit for those looking for rejuvenation. 'Rishyap' stands for - 'Mountain Peaks and Forests'.

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